When is vacation?

I don't think I have ever had a year as weird as this year is.  The year isn't really weird, it's more how I have felt this year about things.  I need something to change because I don't like the way I feel.  I keep trying to change how I feel and how I see things, but then it seems like things get worse!  Nooooo! 

This is the last week of the grading period.  Have I finished my testing?  Nope.  Started, but barely.  I have a lot to do, and just 4 "real" days to do it in.  I don't know how much I will get done on Wednesday with is being Halloween.  I will try, but you never know!  I feel very overwhelmed and I don't like this feeling.  I tried to change some plans, make it easier for me, but it ended up being more complicated.  So, back to the original plan.  I will get it done, it will all be OK. 

We haven't done much for Halloween in class.  We've read some pumpkin books, but no Halloween stories.  We've done a couple pumpkin things, but that's it.  I feel bad.  I'm not a big fan of Halloween (in fact, my daughter doesn't go trick or treating unless we are at Legoland) and I don't focus on it very much.  I have 3 days to get it all in, let the kids have some fun and then  it's on to something else come Thursday.  We are doing a scarecrow poem this week and scarecrow stories so we can do our scarecrow project on Friday.  Check out what it can look like here.  It's an all day project, but I really like it.  Did I plan for it to last all day?  Nope, but that's how my year is going!  :)  Oh well, what can you do?

Like everything else, I am overwhelmed.  So, this will be all for today!  For those of you in the path of the monster storm, I wish you well!  For those of you in So Cal, I wish we had fall!  I'm tired of this hot weather - 93* at the end of October is kinda crappy!  Happy Sunday!


  1. Everyone feels overwhelmed this time of year. Trying to do some final assessments for report cards can be challenging, especially if you have a big class. I give my kids some simple, independent projects to do while I am testing. I'm sure you will get everything done.
    Connie Anderson:)

  2. My year has SUCKED thus far. The genius leadership team decided they wanted to entire school to team together and share kids. K/1, 2/3, and 4/5 teams. One teacher is the Math teacher the other is the Reading teacher. Then, we are supposed to magically incorporate science, social, studies, and writing into our schedules. In a word, it has been a NIGHTMARE. I feel like I can't get anything done.
    On top of that, My teammate and I have ALL of the ESE Inclusion kids. We were promised a full time teacher and aid to float between our classes every day. Did we get that? No. We were promised no more than a 1/3 of the class would be ESE Inclusion kids. Did we get that? No. 1/2 of our classes are ESE.
    I can only stretch so far. It is so absurd. I want to jump out into oncoming traffic.
    I feel your pain. Thank you for sharing it online. I know people in my district that read my blog, so I have to keep it upbeat since I live in a small town/good ole boy area. It's a pain in the butt!
    Good vibes are sent your way,